Night Out (album)

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Night Out
Album-night-out.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 1979
Recorded1979
StudioMediasound, New York City
GenreRock
Length37:24
LabelCleveland International
Epic
Producer
Ellen Foley chronology
Night Out
(1979)
Spirit of St. Louis
(1981)

Night Out is the 1979 debut studio album by Ellen Foley, a long-time backup vocalist for Meat Loaf. Seven of the nine tracks were cover versions of Foley's favorite songs, while two were co-written by Foley, one of which was "We Belong to the Night", which hit #1 in the Netherlands and #31 in Australia around Christmas of 1979. The musicians were mostly from Ian Hunter's touring band for his 1979 album You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, with the addition of Australian musician Kerryn Tolhurst on slide guitar.

Hunter and ex-Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson produced the album. Ronson suggested the two Philip Rambow songs and the piano backing for the final track "Don't Let Go", written by Hunter.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Belong to the Night"Ellen Foley, Fred Goodman5:24
2."What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)" (Timi Yuro cover)Joy Byers, Clyde Otis3:47
3."Stupid Girl" (Rolling Stones cover)Mick Jagger, Keith Richards4:09
4."Night Out"Philip Rambow5:21
5."Thunder and Rain" (Graham Parker cover)Graham Parker3:04
6."Sad Song" (Mark Middler cover)Mark Middler, Peter Mason3:31
7."Young Lust"Philip Rambow5:34
8."Hideaway"Ellen Foley, Fred Goodman3:50
9."Don't Let Go"Ian Hunter4:04

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 20,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Personnel[edit]

Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weird & Gilly. The Spider With The Platinum Hair, p198. John Blake Publishing. 2017.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 115. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ellen Foley – Nightout" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Ellen Foley – Nightout" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ellen Foley – Nightout". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  6. ^ "Ellen Foley | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1979". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1980". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "International Certifiations" (PDF). Cash Box. May 17, 1980. p. 39. Retrieved December 3, 2021 – via World Radio History.